This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. [AP]
Here’s what you need to know for Thursday, April 10.
Earlier today• Health
President Donald Trump has faulted the states for not better preparing for the pandemic and has said they should only being relying on the federal stockpile as a last resort.
Earlier today• Nation & World
She thought her family was overreacting. Then she began to feel weak.
Apr. 7• Health
They tend to be closer to their patients, and can spare them an unnecessary trip to the emergency room.
Apr. 7• Health


  1. Clearwater Police Sgt. Meg Hasty, on left, and Officer Shannon Kasparek, both wearing protective face masks and gloves, check out a potential safer at home violation at a car wash that had not shut down for business on Cleveland Street on Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Clearwater. Law enforcement officers are facing a new array of challenges policing during a global pandemic. To limit face-to-face contact, agencies are now taking non-emergency reports over the phone, issuing more notices to appear in lieu of arrests and putting in place special protocols if they are dealing with someone believed to have or have been exposed to the virus. But even with these precautions, cops are still vulnerable of contracting the virus themselves or spreading it to residents, colleagues and their families. We've already seen it happen at Tampa PD, and several larger agencies across the country.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  2. Jimmy Fallon, shown here during the March 30, 2020 episode of 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,' has been broadcasting from home during the coronavirus pandemic. [NBC]
  3. A member of the artistic group Cirk La Putyka performs on a trampoline to entertain residents as the movement remains restricted in affords to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19 in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Prague Castle is in the background. [PETR DAVID JOSEK  |  AP]
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  5. Tampa-based Whitney Transport hauls bulk materials to construction sites. [Courtesy of Whitney Transport.]
  6. Second-grader Avayah Sharp works on a lesson with her mom, Janelle, during distance learning. It hasn't been easy, Janelle Sharp says. [Courtesy of Janelle Sharp]
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  8. Mabry Elementary School teacher Jennifer Buckley brought a birthday surprise to her student, kindergartener Lily Wolfe. [Courtesy of Sherry and Adam Wolfe]
  9. Fox Hollow Elementary teachers paraded through their students' communities on March 25, 2020, to remind children they will miss them during remote learning because of coronavirus. [Handout]
  10. The YMCAs of Tampa Bay have closed normal operations and reopened as childcare facilities for essential workers. [Courtesy of Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA]
  11. Washington, D.C. company BreakingT created this T-shirt picturing new Buccaneer Tom Brady as the Bucs' old logo Bucco Bruce. Through a family connection to the company, Tampa sports bar and restaurant Social House is receiving a portion of the proceeds from sales of this shirt. The proceeds will go to Social House employees that have been laid off as a result of the service industry's shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Social House via BreakingT]
  12. Jeff Vinik and Penny Vinik have given $50,000 to the University of South Florida United Support Fund, established to help students pay for basic necessities through the coronavirus. [Courtesy of Tampa Museum of Art]
  1. (Left to right) Roger Milam, 65, Rick Adams, 71 and Keith Bonvie, 61, sang and played John Prine songs in front of a "Get Well" banner on Monday. Gulfport's part-time resident died Tuesday after getting coronavirus. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  2. Lara Goldstein (middle, with Heather Meglino and Jennifer Petrash) graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 and found work quickly. But after a year, her freelance production work dried up. [Courtesy of Lara Goldstein]
  3. Abby Traynor, 17, draws Easter eggs in chalk on the sidewalk of Gull Way in Clearwater. Some neighborhoods have come up with virtual eggs hunts. [PHIL TRAYNOR  |  Phil Traynor]
  4. Gov. Ron DeSantis has postponed the April 14 municipal elections in Pasco County. Times (2012) [Tampa Tribune]
  5. Jill Castle, the costume shop manager at American Stage in St. Petersburg, shows off a face mask she created in their costume department as part of American Stage's video tutorial on how to make your own face masks. [Screengrab from American Stage]
  6. Michael Newell of Tallahassee is one of the hundreds of thousands of Floridians who has lost his job amid the workplace shutdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the virus that causes the sometimes deadly Covid-19 respiratory disease. [BOBBY CAINA CALVAN  |  AP]
  7. This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. [AP]
  8. Boxes of supplies, including boxes marked as respirators pictured at right, are pictured at Oklahoma's Strategic National Stockpile warehouse in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Oklahoma City. In the warehouse are roughly four million pairs of gloves, 120 thousand gowns, 173 thousand face shields and goggles, 900 thousand surgical and medical masks, 110 thousand respirators and a variety of other personal protections equipment. The actual numbers vary as more supplies arrive and are shipped out daily. [SUE OGROCKI  |  AP]
  9. Gina Papabeis, Ryan Jenkins and their son Anderson participate in the boy's first birthday party on Zoom on April 4. [Courtesy of Gina Papabeis]
  10. St. Petersburg City Council will conduct a virtual meeting next week.
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Brooksville Blueberry Festival held over the last weekend of April in downtown Brooksville brought many visitors locally and beyond.  [ALICE HERDEN | SPECIAL TO THE TI  |  Alice Herden]
  12. The Durant High School Class of 2019 waits to receive their diplomas during a ceremony last May at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa. This year, despite the coronavirus, officials in Hillsborough and other area counties are hoping conditions allow for commencement ceremonies to be held. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]